Mechanical Maintenance Training

Lubrication

Lubrication Courses

Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Equipment rarely fails without first sending signals. The question is, are you looking for the signals? Utilizing an oil analysis program is one of the best ways to find those early indications of equipment failure. This interactive online course will teach you about the importance of instituting an oil analysis program and partnering with the right laboratory. You will also learn how to choose what equipment to sample, what tests to use and how to train your personnel.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between basic oil analysis and an oil analysis program
  • Describe how to select equipment for sampling
  • Describe how to select a laboratory Identify different types of oil analysis tests
  • Describe best practices for training personnel to obtain samples from equipment

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Polish, Russian
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

Whenever two moving, solid surfaces contact each other, there is friction which creates heat and leads to destructive wear. Lubrication is the process of introducing a lubricant substance between the surfaces in order to reduce that friction and wear. A lubricant can be a solid such as molybdenum disulfide or Teflon; a semi-solid, such as grease; a liquid, such as oil; or even a gas such as air. This module will focus primarily on the industrial uses of liquid oils and grease as lubricants.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of lubricants
  • Identify the benefits of lubricants
  • Describe the importance of proper lubrication
  • Describe the key characteristics or properties of lubricants
  • Describe the composition of lubricant types
  • Differentiate between liquid lubricants and greases
  • Describe typical factors considered when selecting a lubricant
  • Describe typical methods and systems for applying or using lubricants
  • Identify safety hazards and safe work practices associated with lubricants
  • Describe environmental hazards associated with lubricants

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

When two moving solid surfaces interact, material from those surfaces can be lost. This loss of material is known as “wear.” Wear on equipment can shorten the lifespan of machines, disrupt production, and result in product loss. Lubrication is the process of using substances called lubricants to reduce wear. This course covers what lubricants are, what they are made of, and common types of lubricants. This course also illustrates the differences between common lubricating methods as well as safe storage and handling requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • State the importance of proper lubrication
  • Define “lubricant”
  • Identify the main components of a lubricant
  • State common lubrication hazards
  • List the different types of lubricants
  • Differentiate between common lubrication methods
  • State the purpose of oil analysis and sampling
  • Describe common storage and handling practices

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with some of the methods and devices used to lubricate equipment components such as bearings. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the use of hand grease guns, pneumatic grease guns, grease cups, and centralized lubricators. They should also be able to describe the basic operation of drip-feed oilers, oil baths, bottle oilers, ring oilers, and circulating oil systems. In addition, participants should be able to describe the use of contact seals, labyrinth seals, and mechanical seals, and to describe how valve packing is lubricated.

Learning Objectives

Lubricating with Grease

  • Describe two ways in which hand grease guns can be filled.
  • Explain why bearing housings should be checked for overheating before greasing.
  • Describe how to grease a bearing with a drain hole.
  • Describe a pneumatic grease gun.
  • Name two types of automatic grease lubricators. Lubricating with Oil
  • List four items on a typical lubrication schedule or chart.
  • Name two ways that oil is dispensed from large drums.
  • Describe the operation of a drip-feed oiler.
  • Explain how an oil bath lubricates bearings and gears.
  • Name three ways to check oil level.
  • Explain how a bottle oiler maintains constant oil level.
  • Explain how a ring oiler works.
  • Describe a typical circulating oil system.
  • List three things to check in a circulating oil system. Seals and Packing
  • State two reasons for using seals.
  • Define the following terms: “contact seals,” “labyrinth seals,” and “mechanical seals.”
  • Explain why a noticeable amount of leakage from a seal can be harmful.
  • Explain how valve packing prevents leakage.
  • Explain why grease guns and lubricators are used on valves.